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Issue #69, Winter 2019

In Creative Nonfiction #69: “Intoxication,” writers explore the heady thrills—and, sometimes, dangers—of mother-daughter day-drinking; the Nashville music scene of 1983; finding a new romance in midlife; and surrendering to the Holy Spirit.

Plus, Leslie Jamison de-mythologizes the myth of the Drunk Genius; an argument for more humor in addiction memoirs; a potted history of cocktail coverage; tiny truths; and more.

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What's the Story #69 Lee Gutkind

The beer wasn't the main attraction. The real intoxicant was the opportunity to connect. read more

The Lesson Jennifer Jordán Schaller

Mother-daughter day-drinking. read more

Online Reading

Daydream Believer

Heidi McKinley

An interview with Patricia Hampl more

The Hotel Cadiz

Suzanne Roberts

It only takes a minute to destroy a marriage. more


Show Me All Your Scars

Edited by Lee Gutkind

Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichotillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these original true stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness. more


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